Sometimes the best timelapse movies are not time lapse at all. This amazing moon rising footage was taken by photographer Mark Gee.
What seems to be a part of the ET bicycle sequence is really a shot of the moon taken with a Canon ID MkIV stacked with a 500mm f/4L lens and a 2x extender, giving the equivalent focal length of 1300mm. (this is about $14,429 worth of gear). The hill in the shot is 2.1km from the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand, and is practically across the other side of the city.[Read More…]